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Hilary Putnam (1926–2016)

Autor(a) de Reason, Truth and History

58+ Works 2,216 Membros 6 Críticas 4 Favorited

About the Author

According to John Passmore, Hilary Putnam's work is a "history of recent philosophy in outline" (Recent Philosophers). He adds that writing "about "Putnam's philosophy' is like trying to capture the wind with a fishing-net." Born in Chicago and educated at the University of Pennsylvania and the mostrar mais University of California at Los Angeles, Putnam taught at Northwestern University, Princeton University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology before moving to Harvard University in 1965. In his early years at Harvard, he was an outspoken opponent of the war in Vietnam. Although he writes in the idiom of analytic philosophy, Putnam addresses major themes relating science to ethics and epistemology. If these themes are reminiscent of David Hume---as, for that matter, is much of analytic philosophy---his treatment of them is not. Putnam's work is far more profoundly shaped by recent work in logic, foundations of mathematics, and science than would have been possible for Hume; Putnam has contributed to each. He differs from Hume and stands more in the tradition of Willard Quine and American pragmatism in his treatment of the crucial distinctions between analytic and synthetic statements and between facts and values. Both distinctions, sharply made by Hume, are claimed by Putnam not to be absolute. He attempts to show, for example, that basic concepts of philosophy, science, and mathematics all are interrelated, so that mathematics bears more similarity to empirical reasoning than is customarily acknowledged. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Hilary Putnam

Reason, Truth and History (1981) 297 exemplares
Philosophy of Mathematics: Selected Readings (1964) — Editor; Editor — 271 exemplares
Representation and Reality (1988) 167 exemplares
Mind, Language and Reality (1975) 149 exemplares
Mathematics, Matter and Method (1975) 122 exemplares
Realism with a Human Face (1990) 121 exemplares
The Many Faces of Realism (1987) 113 exemplares
Renewing Philosophy (1992) 108 exemplares
Ethics without Ontology (2004) 105 exemplares
Pragmatism: An Open Question (1992) 86 exemplares
Realism and Reason (1979) 79 exemplares
Meaning and the Moral Sciences (1978) 58 exemplares
Words and Life (1994) 54 exemplares
Philosophy as Dialogue (2022) 7 exemplares
Die Bedeutung von "Bedeutung" (1979) 4 exemplares
Racionalidad y metafísica (1985) 3 exemplares
Normas y valores (2013) — Autor — 3 exemplares
Lo analítico y lo sintético (2005) 3 exemplares
Enlightment and Pragmatism (2001) 2 exemplares
Colapso da Verdade, O: E Outros Ensaios (2008) — Autor — 1 exemplar
Che cosa è la logica (2014) 1 exemplar
Causalidade Mental 1 exemplar
Ben-Menahem (ed) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Philosophy of Mind: Classical and Contemporary Readings (2002) — Contribuidor — 292 exemplares
Western Philosophy: An Anthology (1996) — Autor, algumas edições190 exemplares
Epistemology: An Anthology (2000) — Contribuidor — 187 exemplares
After Philosophy: End or Transformation? (1986) — Contribuidor — 120 exemplares
Knowledge: Readings in Contemporary Epistemology (2000) — Contribuidor — 75 exemplares
Materialism and the mind-body problem (1971) — Contribuidor — 70 exemplares
The New Wittgenstein (2000) — Contribuidor — 57 exemplares
Essays on Aristotle's De Anima (1992) — Contribuidor — 56 exemplares
New Directions in the Philosophy of Mathematics (1985) — Contribuidor — 55 exemplares
The Blackwell Companion to Religious Ethics (2005) — Contribuidor — 53 exemplares
Pragmatic philosophy: an anthology (1966) — Contribuidor — 36 exemplares
Mind and Consciousness: 5 Questions (2009) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Reading Putnam (2012) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Reading Philosophy of Religion (2010) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Analytical Thomism: Traditions in Dialogue (2006) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Philosophers in wonderland : philosophy and psychical research (1975) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Sarunas ar filozofiem (2018) — Autor — 2 exemplares
Modern thinkers and ancient thinkers (1993) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



luvucenanzo06 | Sep 8, 2023 |
Through the thought experiment of "brain in a vat" and "twin earth" to refute Descartes' skepticism, and even investigate the dispute between realism and nominalism. The former regards the universality of things ( Universal) as a Platonic entity, which the latter denies its real existence. The presupposed transcendental perspective makes Putnam's "referential theory" self-paradoxical, and also makes this reductive absurdity argument based on Semantic Externalism appear to be split and self-defeating.… (mais)
Maristot | Jun 5, 2023 |
Labor to get through. They virtually refuse ever to make their point. 80% of the book is approaching something like a point then saying “but that’s beyond the scope of this essay.”

No thoughts of interest are presented here. If you want to know what Dewey, James, and Pearce thought, read either the writers themselves or some other book. This book was SUCH a waste of time.
chuff | Feb 28, 2022 |


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